In the last general election Sinn Fein topped the polls in the two former Donegal South-West and North-East constituencies. In the next general election Donegal will become one five-seater constituency.
Since the last general election the party increased their vote considerably in the local elections.
And yesterday, in the latest IPSOS/MRBI study for The Irish Times Sinn Fein topped the poll along with Fine Gael.
Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says three candidates in the next General Election is certainly an option: